well, i was pretty much stumped after finding out i was having a boy, cause most boys names are horrendous.
also, i originally didn't like the name that I was given and had to change it.my mother named me before I was born, and I have never gone by my given name in over 10 years.
so given that baby names are over-rated, I was thinking of giving my son the option of naming himself. once he has his own opinion of what his name should be, I'll offer to pay for the name change from 'Noname' to whatever his wishes are.
do you guys think i should just give up and name him something mainstream and popular and hope he likes it, or does my idea make sense at all?
The name does not have to be mainstream, but you should give him his own name. He will always have the option later to change it.
It will be quite a few years before the child is old enough and cognizant enough to come up with a real name of his own.
Names can be such a part of identity, and I truthfully would be concerned about the psychological ramifications of naming a child noname. Particularly if they made it to a peer group situation such as preschool, kindergarten, or beyond with that designation.